The maternal and child health program within the Colorado School of Public Health's Center for Global Health announced today that it has been re-designated by the World Health Organization as a WHO Collaborating Center for Promoting Family and Child Health. The program, which is a partnership between Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado) and the Colorado School of Public Health, is the only maternal and child health collaborating center in North America.
According to a 2009 report from the National Academy of Sciences, many forensic science disciplines lack a statistical foundation -- something that could lead to miscarriages of justice. When it comes to linking bullets to the guns that fired them, a new research database from NIST aims to provide that foundation.
A unanimous vote in the General Assembly at end of annual meeting in Mainz resulted in over 30,000 projects funded with €2.84 billion.
An international project to develop a large, globally accessible bank of new cancer cell culture models for the research community launched today.
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) will set up seven new Research Units and one new Clinical Research Unit. This was decided by the Senate of the DFG in its summer session during the DFG Annual Meeting in Mainz.
The European Science Foundation's European Space Sciences Committee has issued recommendations.
After about 2,200 plasma pulses since operation began in December 2015 the first experimental campaign on the Wendelstein 7-X research device at Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Greifswald was successfully concluded in March. Modifications in the plasma vessel are now proceeding to make the device fit for higher heating powers and longer pulses. Wendelstein 7-X, the world's largest fusion device of the stellarator type, is to investigate the suitability of this configuration for use in a power plant.
A new program from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center allows people to donate a kidney today, in exchange for a voucher for a friend or loved one, should they ever need a kidney transplant in the future.
The University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre is launching a major international clinical trial to test a minimally invasive and safer surgical approach for patients with lung cancer: video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomy with ultrasonic pulmonary artery sealing.
Aelan Cell Technologies today announced the development of a novel epigenetic biomarker. An early human clinical feasibility study has indicated that serological tests using the biomarker alongside other proprietary components developed by Aelan's researchers could potentially help physicians diagnose Alzheimer's disease (AD).